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New hands on history tour

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A group of students in Caddo took part in the very first tour of its kind today.

The new American millennium project was created to teach students a hands-on history lesson outside of the history books.

"William Pickens the father, he owner most of the land here and he named it plantation Cedar Grove so that's one theory of how Cedar Grove got its name," said student Jackson Salter.

Jackson Salter and other students  are getting an up close and person history lesson that  their teacher Jonathan Fox hopes they will take with them  "when the students find out they're all sorts of historic places here, it really just sparks their imagination to know what our neighborhood used to be like," said teacher Jonathan fox.

Mayor Glover administrations Stephen Jackson know firsthand what the Cedar Grove community used to be like. He grew up the area and also joined students on the tour.

It's all thanks to the vision of history buff and real estate developer Chris Chandler who currently teaches students in 5 high schools and 2 middle schools about the surrounding communities that they're schools are located.

"I'm really excited because the kids are so excited.  I've never been around a group of kids that where so excited to learn history.  The entire project is inspired to take the kids out and show them the history," said chandler.

The American millennium project hopes to expand its reach to both high school and college aged students.

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